In partnership with Infinite Campus, Palo Alto High School and other schools within the Palo Alto Unified School District are working on adding a grade book feature to Schoology during the next year.
“We, as a school, are committed to fully utilizing Schoology and taking this year to implement the tool,” Paly Principal Phil Winston said.
Although Schoology does not currently provide all the optimal functions for students, according to PAUSD Chief Technology Administrator Ann Dunkin, Schoology has the ability to incorporate features from other sites like Turn It In and Infinite Campus into one consolidated resource.
“The Schoology grade book still needs significant development.  So, [there is] no real schedule on the grade book at this time, but I don’t think it will be this year,” Dunkin said.
In the next year, Schoology will be improving and adding features, collaborating with other student information platforms to condense the tools into one location.
Communication between Schoology and Infinite Campus is currently happening to ultimately reduce the work for teachers when uploading grades and announcements, according to Winston.
“IC is a student information system,” Winston said. “Therefore we will continue to use both.”